Tuesday, July 08, 2014

-valis Pick of the Week

Hail Voyagers! We turn to Stockholm, Sweden, for our Pick this week: The Flight Reaction! Their self-titled debut album is out today via 13 O'Clock Records.

It comes as no surprise, to me, a group of veterans comprised of former members of The Maggots, The Giljoteens, and Les Artefacts, unleash their formidable and muscular chops and create a pulse-pounding garage rockin' psychedelic classic. Yes, a classic. One which, imho, will stand the test of time and twenty years hence still be heralded as a brilliant example of the genre. A veritable feast for "Coolest Song In The World"-type DJs. My favorite? The Nuggets-esque "Slide Away" with its eastern motifs and understated fuzz guitar buzz, not to mention lyrics showing veteran skill. Again, everything on here is amazingly crafted and a masterpiece of the genre. Highest recommend! The Flight Reaction are: Måns P Månsson - guitar, vocals; Sebastian Braun - guitar, vocals; Mats Bigrell - drums; Aron Erstorp - bass, vocals. Get it!

Pre-orders are now available for the Flight Reaction's debut album! The album includes a download code, and the first 100 copies of the album will include a special limited editon 11" x 17" poster! The first 100 copies will strictly be available here and through the band only. First come, first served on these, so don't wait too long as there have already been a number of inquiries about the album! Here is the pre-order info:

If you are interested in pre-ordering the debut album from the Flight Reaction, please send an e-mail message here:13oclockrecords@gmail.com with "FLIGHT REACTION PRE-ORDER" in the subject header line of your e-mail, and the form of payment you wish to use to pay for the record (Paypal, check or money order). The sale price for the record is $13.00 plus shipping. Please see the following shipping prices below to find the correct shipping cost to your part of the world. Once your payment is received, you will receive a confirmation e-mail stating that your order has been confirmed. In order to insure that as many people as possible will have the opportunity to purchase one of the first 100 copies of the record, limit one copy per customer please!

Shipping prices for one album:

U.S. media mail - $4.00

U.S. priority mail - $9.50

Canada - $11.75

Mexico - $16.00

U.K., Europe, anywhere else in the world - $19.00


You can listen to the archived stream here; or, hear it this Friday, on The Dead Man's Turn Me On, Dead Man show on Live365, where it's heard every Friday at noon eastern time, as well as Mr. Atavist's Sunrise Ocean Bender show, heard every other Thursday from 11pm to 1 am eastern, on WRIR in Richmond, VA.

Adding the Pick of the Week to their show is Dogs Got A Bone out of Edinburgh, Scotland, from 10pm to midnight, Mondays, U.K. time, (adjust accordingly,) on Belter Radio. Thanks Col Chant!

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